And now to the recipe, this is inspired by one of my favorite cookbooks - Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre. If you don't have this book, you seriously need to buy it. It helped me with introducing foods to my now four year old. It also describes the symptoms associated with gluten and dairy intolerance (wish I had known these growing up - would have made my life so much easier). Big Blue Eyes and I recently made the hazelnut gingersnap cookie dough recipe out of it and baked it with the cousins. Totally yummy!
Here is my version of her dairy-free cream cheese frosting. I love the orange of the sweet potatoes! It's so fun without any fake dyes!
2 Steamed sweet Potatoes (still warm)
6 TB coconut oil
2 tsp tapioca flour or arrowroot starch
1/2 cup maple syrup
Pinch of salt
Blend in blender and put in fridge to thicken. Then it can be spread over cakes or squeezed onto cupcakes (pictured here with my vanilla paleo cupcake - anyone interested?).